Social networks are becoming increasingly present and already part of the lives of many of us. Without being a unit, they are a tool that allows us to get in touch with our friends and acquaintances, as they once were postcards, letters, and landline phone for example.
Minimum access a social network age is 14 years (at least for Facebook and Tuenti in Spain), but it is well known that children try to access these networks long before, forcing network managers to eliminate many accounts created by children under 14 years . We all know any examples of cousin, nephew, etc. I once tried to add us as a friend on Facebook and certainly is a 'reprehensible' (and reportable to the networks) recommend behavior to inform their parents.
But what if there is an account type tutored in social networks? This would create the parent account and would control all activity and important actions of the account, for example. If someone tries to add as friend to your child, it seems reasonable that if you let your decide to accept the request, as in real life, in which parents value the friendships and not allow, for example, that a child is " friend "of an unknown adult.
Parents would also authorize the images that are uploaded to these sheltered accounts, etc..
These accounts serve to enable children to be in contact with their uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc.. but always with adult supervision, as happens in real life.
Social networks, typically, no more trying to model real life, create a digital replica of the real relations.
Such accounts would allow children start learning to use social networks to know its dangers and always helped and guided by their parents.
A good analogy would be to teach a child to cross the street. first accompanying his father / mother and I will explain, you have to cross when 'the doll is green', you have to look to the sides, not run, etc ... and as the child is assimilating confidence can go ceding necessary to do it alone and with the security that know the risks.